8 days in Zanzibar City Itinerary

8 days in Zanzibar City Itinerary

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8 days in Zanzibar City Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Zanzibar City

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hamamni Persian Baths and Christ Church Cathedral. Visit Nungwi Beach and Paje Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu), Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nungwi). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, take an in-depth tour of Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), and explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City travel planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Space Station Zanzibar, Kendwa Beach, Cheetah's Rock, Paje Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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